Your facility’s electrical infrastructure is complicated, and it seems reasonable to hire outside contractors to help you perform specialized tasks on switchgear, panelboards, PDUs, generators and more.
If you have the experience in-house or go outside, it is important to remember that OSHA and NFPA 70E require facility management to ensure that all workers are “qualified” to work on specific electrical equipment.
According to the 2015 edition of NFPA 70 a “qualified person” is “one who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved.”
Since it is the facility manager’s responsibility for safety, Schneider Electric has provided some topics to cover when you are contracting service providers:
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